Buying (Our) Art On The Cheap IS Funny!


Except not really:

There was a moment of humour when Mr O’Halloran reached Lot 40, an abstract painting called Big Forest Borneo (above) by Barrie Cooke, and said “the illustration in the catalogue is upside down; I’m sure you all noticed that”.

The nervous laughter in the room suggested that few had. But maybe they had because the painting was the only lot in the auction which failed to sell.

Hammer Falls on Bank of Ireland Art Collection (Irish Times)

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